Support and Advocacy Worker

Employer: Micah Projects

Region: Brisbane

Closing Date: 22 January 2020

Job Description:

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Micah Projects is a community based not-for-profit organisation with a vision to create justice and respond to injustice at the personal, social, and structural levels in church, government, business and society. We believe that every child and adult has the right to a home, an income, healthcare, education, safety, dignity, and connection with their community of choice. Micah Projects provides a range of support and advocacy services to individuals and families.

Micah Projects has an exciting opportunity for a Support and Advocacy Worker to be part of the Working Together to Connect Care Program Community Response team within Home for Good.

This is a fixed term, part-time position with a minimum of 22.8 hours of work available per week (Wednesday – Friday) until June 30th 2020 with the view to extension depending upon funding. The role of the Support and Advocacy worker will be to work as part of an integrated team within Home for Good to create pathways for highly vulnerable people who have been identified as presenting frequently to the Emergency Departments of the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and The Prince Charles Hospital. The successful candidate will provide direct support in the community, case management, care coordination and direct linkage into primary and community-based healthcare, social support and housing providers.

This integrated health, housing and social support response is aimed at improving the ability of people experiencing complex needs, homelessness or who are vulnerably housed to self-manage their healthcare to avoid hospital presentations and admissions, where the capacity to do this exists.

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Demonstrated post graduate experience in community support work
  • Strong interest in Primary Health Care
  • Experience/interest in working with complex clients who have a history of chronic disease, substance use and/or mental health issues
  • Ability to work autonomously with a high level of responsibility in a community setting
  • Ability to form and maintain strong collegial relationships across service organisations
  • Commitment to improving the health and services provided to people who are marginalized
  • Current open QLD drivers licence

This position is classified under the SCHADS Award at a Level 3 – 4, depending upon experience.

Applications close Wednesday, 22 January 2020 at 5pm.

To be considered for this position, you must follow these steps:

1.Copy and paste the following link in to your web browser: http://micahprojects.applynow.net.au/jobs/MICAH120

2.Enter your Personal Details and answer thequestions that make up the Selection Criteria

3.Upload your resume and cover letter when prompted

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Name: Annabel Nichols